Betty sold her successful flower shop in Toronto to spend more time with her family. In the absence of a creative outlet she taught herself to bake and take dramatic photographs. In a few short years, she has become on of Canada’s most influential and well-respected food bloggers with a loyal Instagram community; she leads photography workshops in Canada, the US and Europe and has been featured in many magazines. Learn more on her blog StemsandForks.com.
Lisa Le is the creator behind The Viet Vegan, a vegan and ethical lifestyle food blog and Youtube channel. She documents her plant-based life; sharing about delicious food, her eczema-healing journey, and mental health. Lisa always aims to advocate for veganism with an intersectional approach: creating vegan content with an environmentally-conscious, LGBTQ+ inclusive, self-critical and feminist lens.
Mairlyn Smith is Miss Fruits & Veggies! She is an amazing advocate of healthy eating and we love how she helps us spread the word about Produce Made Simple! Check out her website or see her in action on BT!
Susan Keefe is a food photographer, recipe developer, and food stylist based in Toronto. She is the blogger behind Rhubarb & Cod, which garnered her a Taste Canada Awards Gold Medal in 2018. Susan looks at food as an art form and finds great pleasure in dreaming up new and novel recipes, glamming up veggies for their beauty shot, and endlessly adjusting for the ideal beautiful bite. Her greatest joys are slightly stale wine gums, attempting to cuddle with her neurotic, standoffish cat, and slurping noodles as obnoxiously as possible.
Jan is an accomplished cookbook author and food writer, as the long standing food editor at online magazine SaavyMom.ca. You can also find her recipes and party ideas for family fun on her own blog, FamilyBites.
Ilona Orzechowska is a food photographer and recipe developer behind Ilona’s Passion website where she focuses mostly on party recipes and entertaining. She was born in Poland, but through her life she had lived in 3 countries. Currently, she is living with her family in Ontario, Canada.
Irene Matys is a Toronto-based farm-to-table advocate, food stylist and food style segment expert on The Marilyn Denis Show. She was born on the island of Cyprus and immigrated to Canada in 1976. Back home in Cyprus, her family specialized in olive tree farming and cultivation, and is where her deep appreciation of creating new recipes using locally sourced ingredients originated. Learn more at IreneMatys.com and follow her on her social channels, too!
Suzie from Just Crumbs is a culinary instructor and a treasure trove of knowledge on how to create quick, non-fussy, unadulterated food that tastes great! She is committed to reducing food waste and shares her farm to fork mentality with her online community, all with a pinch of fun.
As a Culinary Consultant and Real Food & Food Education Advocate, Susan’s passion is to inspire people to cook from scratch and to learn about multiculturalism through trying different foods. She has been a Food Professional for almost 20 years, from catering, to product and recipe development, to writing for food magazines, and currently, her biggest joy – cooking with adults and kids of all ages! Working with schools and communities, she teaches that cooking is a necessary life skill that paves the way for a happy, healthy future. Learn more at Susan’s Savour-It! and follow her on her social channels, too!
Ashley is a healthy food advocate and soon-to-be Holistic Nutrition and Health Coach. She loves to cook and uses her platform to demonstrate that eating well tastes great. As someone with many serious food allergies, her recipes will appeal to the wider audience, as well as many with diet accommodations. Learn more at FoodisLife.ca and follow her on her social channels, too!
Chef D, otherwise known as Darryl Fletcher is a regular guest on TV shows across Canada, sharing delicious recipes with an informative and approachable flair. He also is the host of his own tv shows, At Home with Chef D and Chefdtv.com. Check out his simple and healthy beet smoothie and beet slaw, as seen on CHCH Morning Live.
#DoTheDaniel is a popular Canadian based website of “Real People Doing Real Things”. With an abundance of enthusiasm, this team led by CEO Daniel Reyes shares content that provides education & entertainment about food, drinks, travel and fun in general.
Kim is the creator behind the blogs Cravings of a Lunatic and Kiss My Smoke. She lives in Ontario with her hubby, two hooligans, and a vast assortment of furkids. She splits her time between grilling and baking, when she’s not glued to Netflix rewatching The Walking Dead, again and again.
Shareba Abdul is a blogger and freelance writer who specializes in food writing and photography. She creates recipes for home cooks and shares her restaurant experiences at InSearchOfYummyness.com.
Abhishek is a Toronto-based food and travel photographyer and content creator that highlights food, coffee, travel and everything in between. Both a culinary and hospitality and tourism graduate, today his passion lies in the intersection between creating, developing and experiencing gastronomic creations, spirits, local coffee culture and more.
Learn more at Abhishekdekate.com and follow him on Instagram too!
Shannon Crocker MSc RD
Shannon Crocker MSc RD is a registered dietitian, nutrition writer and good food content creator. When she’s not writing about food and nutrition, she’s talking about it. A lot! Shannon appears regularly in radio and television media, facilitates wellness classes and is a professor at the Canadian Food & Wine Institute where she teaches nutrition to future chefs. Shannon shares her passion for simple, good foods that nourish a healthy, vibrant life on her blog Be Simply Vibrant.
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Sam is vegan and an artist, but she’s not starving! Writing the vegan-focused blog It Doesn’t Taste Like Chicken from Toronto, Sam’s goal is to do for vegan cooking what Julia Child did for French cooking. Make it common, on every table, in every house, and every mouth! Sam’s recipes are designed to please your mind, body, soul, and taste buds.
Heather Lang is a Toronto food and garden writer and photographer whose love of all things edible and botanical can be found on her blog The Tasty Gardener. When she isn’t in her garden or kitchen Heather loves trying new restaurants, discovering new and talented live bands and exploring her city’s many diverse neighbourhoods..
Hélène Péloquin from La Cuisine d’Hélène is passionate about food, global travel and photography. She is a mom of three and her kitchen is where she spends most of her time. She has a sweet tooth, loves to bake, and gets rave reviews from friends and family
Emily Richards is a professional home economist, freelance food writer and media spokesperson who also enjoys culinary instruction to home cooks who want to learn more and have fun in the kitchen. She is the author and co-author of 5 cookbooks which include topics from Italian cuisine and glycemic index diets.
Abby Langer RD is a communications and consulting dietitian based in Toronto, Canada.
She is a regular HuffPost blogger and has been featured in radio, print, and television media in both the US and Canada. Abby also develops recipes and has a private nutrition counselling practice.
Julie Desgroselliers, DtP
Julie is a registered dietitian based in Quebec who has published three books on nutrition with Éditions La Presse: Bébé a faim – 85 recettes et conseils sur l’alimentation, de 4 mois à 2 ans (2015), Dis-moi qui tu es, je te dirai quoi manger (2011) et Manger des bananes attire les moustiques et plus de 150 autres mythes et réalités en matière d’alimentation (2009).
Julie Van Rosendaal
Julie Van Rosendaal is the author of 7 best-selling cookbooks. She’s the food and nutrition guide on the Calgary Eyeopener on CBC Radio One, the food editor of Parents Canada magazine, The Globe and Mail, and a columnist and contributor for several other local and national publications. She is perhaps best known as the voice behind her blog, DinnerwithJulie.com, which documents life in her home kitchen in Calgary with her husband and son.
The blogger behind Simply Beautiful Eating, Debi’s true passion has always been cooking, baking and more recently, food styling and photography. She credits her cooking skills to her mother who always encouraged her to watch and learn her skills in the kitchen. Debi lives in Toronto where she creates a wondrous array of food for her family and friends.
Stephanie lives in Calgary, AB and is the creator of Clockwork Lemon, a blog dedicated to baking, brunches, and other kitchen adventures. Along with sharing recipes and photos on her blog, Stephanie develops recipes for the Globe and Mail. Her column “Icing on the Cake” features easy, yet tempting, desserts that encourage Canadians to get baking.
Quebec Produce Marketing Association
The Quebec Produce Marketing Association (QPMA) is a non-profit organization that brings together members from every sector of the produce industry, working in close synergy with them and our industry partners. Their mission is to create a favourable environment for the development of fruit and vegetable marketing in Quebec, play a leadership role in promoting fruits and vegetables, and represent and defend the best interests of our members with government and industry.
Seanna Thomas is a Holistic Nutritional Consultant, freelance writer, and speaker. She is a regular contributor to multiple online and print publications. Although Seanna is educated in all aspects of nutrition, she focuses on realistic clean eating with a spotlight on healthy family habits. She is known online as The Nutritionnaire.
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Advice from a Nutritionist. Fast and Easy Snacks for Kids
Mardi is a full-time teacher of French (and cooking) at an independent boys’ school in Toronto. She blogs about her culinary adventures, near and far, at eat. live. travel. write.
Amy Bronee is the writer and photographer behind the award-winning home cooking blog FamilyFeedbag.com. Since 2011, millions of home cooks around the world have visited her blog for easy-to-follow recipes, mouth-watering images and stories about everyday life in the kitchen. Her first cookbook, The Canning Kitchen: 101 Simple Small Batch Recipes (Penguin Canada, June 2015) celebrates the tradition of preserving in the modern home kitchen.
Kary Osmond is a Canadian celebrity cook. Kary became a household name in 2009 when CBC selected her as the TV host of Best Recipes Ever. Today she shares her recipes and cooking tips on a variety of TV shows, as well as her own popular website. Visit her inspirational videos on our website as well.
Dan Clapson is a food writer and columnist based out of Calgary. His array of published works covers everything from restaurant features and chef profiles to creating recipes and hands-on culinary experiences. He is also the co-founder of an award-winning Canadian food website, EatNorth.ca.
Theresa is a communications expert, author, speaker, Toronto nutritionist, and sought after multi-media presenter. She is a regular guest on CBC’ Steven and Chris, CTV Newschannel and CBC The National and has a weekly column in Metro News where she featured information from Produce Made Simple! Find out more about Theresa at her website My Friend in Food.
Jennifer is a wife, mother of two grown children and enthusiastic home cook. She’s the blogger behind Seasons and Suppers and lives in the Muskoka region of Central Ontario, on a rural 5-acre property. She loves to cook simple, flavourful food, made with whole, seasonal ingredients. Jennifer learned to cook through many years of putting dinner on the table.
Chef Jonathan Collins
A passionate chef and father who loves to share his experiences in cuisine and life, Chef Jonathan Collins has cooked for presidents, prime ministers, billionaires, celebrities and even royalty! A graduate of Le Cordon Bleu, Jonathan has developed a signature style by blending North American, European and Asian influences with a French foundation and distinct Canadian identity, emphasizing fresh, local, seasonal ingredients. Learn more about him at collinscuisine.com or watch his Produce Made Simple cooking shows on our YouTube!